He swindled his way from the steaming rain forests of Angola to the wealth and glamour of 1920's Biarritz, Paris and London. They called him the man from Lisbon... but there was nothing anonymous about Alves Reis. In 1925 he perpetrated the most astounding confidence trick the world has ever known. it catapulted him to a position of enormous power, made him richer by $5 million and brought down a government. His aim was financial control of Portugal. His methods were extraordinary. His story is unforgettable --- and true.
This Futura paperback is in very good condition, with a store sticker on the cover and a faint reader's crease.